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French Connections

French Connections

Saturday, November 17, 2023 | 3:00pm

ONE PERFORMANCE ONLY!
Both Saturday and Sunday subscribers will attend this very special performance. 

The Granada Theatre.

Concert Duration: Approximately 100 minutes

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The Artists

David Greilsammer, conductor and pianist

*Program content and concert dates may be subject to change: check our website for regular updates.

Repertoire

Rameau | Orchestral Suite from Platée

Ravel | Piano Concerto in G

Haydn | Symphony No. 85, “La Reine”

Milhaud Le Boeuf sur le Toit

Recognized as one of today’s most audacious conductors and pianists, David Greilsammer has been invited to perform in the world’s greatest concert halls, presenting innovative projects, bold interpretations, and ground-breaking encounters between different artistic genres and disciplines. Released by Naïve, his most recent solo album, Labyrinth, has received numerous prizes and has been described by the press as ‘radical, ‘courageous’, and ‘astounding’. His other recordings as conductor and pianist, released by Sony Classical, have been awarded many distinctions, including from The New York Times, The Boston Globe, and The Sunday Times.

Acclaimed for his Mozart interpretations, David Greilsammer has performed all of Mozart’s Piano Sonatas in a one-day “marathon” in Paris, in addition to playing and conducting all of Mozart’s twenty-seven Piano Concertos in nine consecutive concerts. 

 

As a conductor, he has been a passionate performer of both Baroque and contemporary music, in addition to revealing unique interpretations of the major symphonic masterpieces, from Beethoven to Brahms, Ravel, and Stravinsky. David Greilsammer has appeared as conductor/soloist with the BBC Philharmonic, San Francisco Symphony, Tokyo Metropolitan Orchestra, Hong Kong Philharmonic, Symphoniker Hamburg, Orchestra Verdi di Milano, Beijing National Symphony, Israel Symphony, Philharmonique de Radio France, Orquesta Sinfónica Naciónal de México, and many others.

 Since 2013, David Greilsammer has been Music and Artistic Director of the Geneva Camerata (GECA), one of the most eclectic and adventurous orchestras worldwide. He has performed with GECA at the Berlin Philharmonie, Hamburg Elbphilharmonie, Paris Théâtre des Champs-Élysées, 92Y in New York, Tokyo Musashino Hall, and the Seoul Arts Center.

In 2022, David Greilsammer was appointed as Chief Conductor and Music Director of the Medellín Philharmonic in Colombia, one of the leading orchestras in Latin America, as well as a Grammy winner and a recipient of the Classical:NEXT Innovation Award. Always revealing exhilarating programs, David Greilsammer’s piano recitals have been presented at Lincoln Center in New York, Kennedy Center in Washington, Amsterdam Concertgebouw, Wigmore Hall in London, Théâtre du Châtelet in Paris, Verbier Festival, Oriental ArtCenter in Shanghai, Venice Biennale, and The National Theatre of Namibia.

Please note: The safety of our patrons, artists, orchestra members, and staff is our top priority.

The Granada Theatre continues to create comprehensive safety protocols that meet changing government guidelines and ensure the comfort of audiences.

Throughout the season, we anticipate evolving guidelines which may impact policies on mask wearing, proof of vaccination, low-touch ticketing, concessions, and more

Read our 2024/25 Subscription and Ticket Policy which offers security to our patrons as you consider returning to join us for live performances, and ensure that as a subscriber you receive priority to reserve the best seats.

Learn more important details about the Granada’s Covid requirements here.

*Program content and concert dates may be subject to change: check our website for regular updates.

Conducted by The Santa Barbara Symphony’s
World Renowned Conductor

Nir Kabaretti

Nir Kabaretti has worked with some of the world’s most sought-after musicians. Some of his most well-known collaborators include Lang Lang, Placido Domingo, Joyce Di Donato, Angel Joy Blue, Vadim Repin, Gilles Apap, Hélène Grimaud, and André Watts.
Conducted by The Santa Barbara Symphony's World Renowned Conductor

Nir Kabaretti

Nir Kabaretti has worked with some of the world’s most sought-after musicians. Some of his most well-known collaborators include Lang Lang, Placido Domingo, Joyce Di Donato, Angel Joy Blue, Vadim Repin, Gilles Apap, Hélène Grimaud, and André Watts.

A very warm and special thank you
to our 2024/25 season donors and the sponsors making
this event possible!

Concert
Sponsors
Principal Concert Sponsor
-- Sarah and Roger Chrisman--
Artist Sponsors
-- Susan Aberle --
-- Brooks & Kate Firestone --
-- Dr. Bob Weinman --
Selection Sponsor
-- George Konstantinow & Helene Segal --
-- Anne F. Sage & Jesse D. Sgro --
-- Howard Jay Smith & Patricia Bivans Dixon --
-- Vista del Monte Retirement Community --

2024/25 Concert Season Sponsor

Sarah & Roger Chrisman

Corporate Season Sponsor

Grand Venue Sponsor

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